Archive for October, 2010

French Fridays With Dorie: Marie-Hélène’s Apple Cake

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I’ve been part of the Tuesdays With Dorie group for two and a half years (!) now, and I’ve noticed something about Dorie’s recipes: They often call for rum. Every single time a recipe has called for rum, I’ve panicked, because I never have it — and because I’m always baking at the last minute […]

Coffee on the Run

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I’m a Foodbuzz featured publisher (see the ad at right). As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a nice heavy box full of Illy Issimo coffee in cute little (and easily portable) cans, and they proved instantly popular with the menfolk in the house. (Said menfolk being my husband, Tim, and 13-year-old son, […]

French Fridays With Dorie: Hachis Parmentier

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Oh, this was good. This was really good. We love shepherd’s pie around here, and I’ve made a lot of different versions. This was definitely up there with the best of them. That probably had something to do with the whole milk and half-and-half and butter in the mashed potatoes, and the two kinds of […]

French Fridays With Dorie: Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Or something like that. I had a plan. The plan went something like this: I would take a day away from the freelance editing that has consumed the past week of my life and get something accomplished around the house. I would run errands — including grocery shopping, hunting and gathering what I needed to […]

Bacon Cheese Pork Roulades

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

We went away a couple of weeks ago (yay Tim!), and right before we left Ben and I were at the library. (Stay with me; there’s a point.) Ben grabbed a book called Planet Barbecue!: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries by Steven Raichlen. I said, “Ben, we’re never going to use that.” And he said, “I […]

(My First!) French Fridays With Dorie: Gerard’s Mustard Tart

Friday, October 8th, 2010

So this is my first French Fridays With Dorie post (we were away last week). I’m so excited — our recent carb reductions have limited my Tuesdays With Dorie posts this year, which has made me very sad. But now there’s real food! Food I don’t have to feel guilty about! Yay!!! French Fridays With […]

Tuesdays With Dorie: Double Apple Bundt Cake

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I couldn’t pass this one up, despite the fact that we just got back from vacation (very late Saturday night) and that we don’t eat carbs anymore. I mean, apple cake? Double apple cake? No chance. So while I was at the grocery store Monday (yes, that’s yesterday) afternoon, I looked for apple butter. I […]

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